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Fari Islands, Ritz-Carlton’s Debut in Maldives Appoints Mafalda Costa Tavares as The Director of Sales & Marketing

Ritz-Carlton’s Debut in Maldives Appoints Mafalda Costa Tavares as The Director of Sales & Marketing
The Ritz-Carlton has appointed Mafalda Costa Tavares as the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands.

The Ritz-Carlton has appointed Mafalda Costa Tavares as the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands. Mafalda Costa Tavares has worked with Ritz-Carlton for over 13 years, debuted as a Guest Services Officer before making her way in Sales and Marketing.

Mafalda is known for her charming hospitality towards colleagues and customers, her commitment and passion towards her job. She graduated from Les Roches Hotel Management School with a B.B.A Honours degree in Hospitality Management. Some of the achievements throughout her career includes ‘Employee of the Year 2009’ at Penha Longa Resort, ‘The Ritz-Carlton EMEA Catering Achievement Award 2012’.

Mafalda joined the pre-opening team of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali, in 2014. She contributed to the successful launching and positioning of Mandapa as the Director of Sales where she also achieved ‘Leader of the Quarter 2016’. In 2017, Mafalda accepted the role of the Director of Sales and Marketing at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand, where she won the ‘Marriott International President’s Circle Award 2018’.

Prior to joining the brand, Mafalda has worked with renowned luxury brands such as Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, The Conrad Brussels Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Dubai.

Fari Islands is part of Marriott International. Marriott International currently operates The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, W Maldives, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, and the JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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